Marines conduct maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter
170906-N-ZS023-006 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 6, 2017) Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Danny Clark, right, a native of Nicoma Park, Oklahoma, and Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Bauer, a native of Thornton, Colorado, both assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), conduct maintenance on the main rotor of an CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) in the hangar bay. America is the flagship for the America Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vance Hand/Released)